Long led, but only one point: Borussia Mönchengladbach has recently played the hoped for liberation in the relegation battle. The foals had to settle against the FSV Mainz 05 with a lean 1: 1 (1: 0), thus tearing the mini-series of two wins in returning coach Adi Hütter.
Breel Embolo (33.) first met for Borussia, which is not quite secured in view of eight points ahead of the relegation platz. Karim Onisiwo (73.) succeeded after the break for the increasing guests of compensation. Gladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer preserved his team in the final phase immediately several times a residue.
“After the break we had no access. Luckily we did not lose the game. We lost our compactness in the second half,” Summer said at “Dazn”.
Hütter sat back on the bench after surviving Corona disease, his assistant Christian Peintinger had represented him shiny with two wins. For the Mainz it was the ninth away game in series without victory.
Gladbach captain Stindl again
The 44,156 spectators, including the Fanszene of Borussia returned to the stadium, saw one from the beginning of temporal encounters of two playful teams. At Gladbach, above all, the return of Lars Stindl was noticeable. After a long injury break, the captain was for the first time since the 15th of January in the starting formation and convinced as a nimble tiredriver.
Mainz began the first of three away games within six days even without the battered Jonathan Burkardt quite brave, much more from the game but the Hütter team had. Above all, Alassane Pléa proved to be a danger stove. The Frenchman, who last scored the 1-0 last three times in a row, awarded the first grand chance (15th).
The Borussia remained the watchful team, found against the Mainz’s defense series but no long come through. This only changed a perfectly presented attack on the already strong right side, the national player Florian Neuhaus refined with a pasMönchengladbach on embolo. The Swiss shoved overview of his fifth goal of goal.
Mainz fails to summer
For the second half, Mainz coach Bo Svensson brought the German U21 captain Burkardt, promptly got the hitherto so harmless offensive new momentum. Barreiro hit the post with a rich shot, with the margin by Burkardt, Goalkeeper Yann Summer showed a sensational parade (48.).
Mainz was now much better in the game and laced the Borussia partly in one’s own half. Because the householders also played their counterattacks too inaccurate, the game now offered the missing tension before the pause.
Onisiwo punished the harmless Gladbacher with a low shot in the long corner. In the final phase, summer rescued against Burkardt and Jae-Sung Lee again Bärenstark.